Category Archives: Morals

Category: Morals

Cardinal Burke and the Doctors of the Law

No doubt, a large segment of readers is already aware of the recent excitement caused by Cardinals Walter Brandmüller, Raymond L. Burke, Carlo Caffarra, and Joachim Meisner thanks to their laudable attempt to clarify the pastoral and doctrinal confusion surrounding the Holy Father’s post-synodal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. In the economic words of the respected Catholic journalist Edward Pentin, Four cardinals asked Pope Francis five dubia … More →


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The Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals

For the convenience of our readership, I am posting here the five dubia submitted to Pope Francis by Cardinals Walter Brandmüller, Raymond L. Burke, Carlo Caffarra, and Joachim Meisner (courtesy of Thomas McKenna). Note: dubia is the plural of dubium, so we say “duba are,” not “dubia is”! The words means “doubt,” but in this context it is a technical term meaning a type of question, … More →


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Dealing with Evil

With the Fall of Adam sin entered the world, and with sin, death. Worse than physical death is the “second death” (Apoc. 20:14) of eternal damnation. It is from this death, and from sin that leads to it, that Christ came to save us. He who is goodness itself came to conquer the kingdom of evil and share His own goodness with us. But Our … More →


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Teaching Your Unruly Child to Think Straight

Children who violate the fourth commandment — honor thy father and mother — think differently than those who are well-behaved. Recalcitrant children believe that the fulfillment of their needs should always come first, even though their demands are not only unfair but involve stepping on the toes of their peers and those in authority. The errant thinking, unruly child is self-absorbed, believing he is always … More →


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Catholic Relief Services Lying About Their Massive Support for Contraception and Abortifacients

And US bishops deny CRS is doing what the facts prove they ARE doing. The Lepanto Institute: Since at least 2009, despite numerous well documented reports, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has denied having had any part in the distribution of contraception in any of its projects.  Here are a few examples of what has already been reported: In 2008, CRS was caught by theologian Germaine Grisez, … More →

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Catholic Mother Betrayed by Diocese for Objecting to Graphic Sex-Ed Course

I have posted this news item before concerning the Nashville Diocese. But this is an interview by Catholic Stand with an intrepid mother leading the fight to protect her son from being exposed to sinful material in a mandatory sex-ed course. This is an outstanding woman, devout, and charitable, and graced with fortitude. As was the case with sex-ed in Catholic schools in the sixties and seventies, … More →

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Planned Parenthood Founder Regularly Featured Pro-Nazi White Supremacist Writers in Her Journal

The Stream: It’s a pro-life commonplace that The American Birth Control League, founded by Margaret Sanger 100 years ago and later rechristened Planned Parenthood, had ties to eugenicists and racists. This is not quite right. It’s like saying that the NBA has ties to professional sports. The birth control movement and the eugenics movement were the same movement — to the point where Margaret Sanger twice … More →

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Holy Scripture: the War Between the Flesh and the Spirit

Msgr. Charles Pope, Community in Mission: In the first reading at Mass today (Wednesday of the 28th Week), St. Paul enumerates the sins that proceed from the flesh. There are many references to “the flesh” in the New Testament, especially in the letters of St. Paul. The phrase is commonly misunderstood as being synonymous with the physical body or merely with sexual sin. Full article is … More →

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German Bishops’ Conference Set to Publish Laxer Guidelines for Allowing Divorced and Remarried to Communion

1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Just after the news about Pope Francis’ support of more liberalizing approaches to the “remarried” question in Argentina and in Rome, news is now coming to us from Germany that other elements of the Catholic Church are moving in the same direction. Stephan Burger, Archbishop of Freiburg, Germany, has just announced that he expects the German Bishops’ Conference soon to allow Communion for the “remarried” … More →

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Parish Bulletin for Cardinal Schönborn’s Cathedral Showcases Homosexual Couple With Adopted Son

1Peter5, Maike Hickson: Cardinal Christoph Schönborn continues to make news with various heterodox and equivocal messages coming out from his Diocese of Vienna, Austria. Not long ago, we reported on his website’s promotion the gender theory; now the Parish Bulletin for his Cathedral of St. Stephen in Vienna contains an article presenting a homosexual couple with their adopted son. More here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, … More →

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Massachusetts Law Makes It a Crime to Discriminate in Word or Deed Against One’s Sexual ‘Identity’

National Catholic Register, Dustin Siggins: On Saturday, a Massachusetts law that could throw pastors in jail for using biologically correct pronouns took effect. But you wouldn’t know that from The Associated Press’ article on the matter. Quoting in part: Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places. A new law taking effect on Saturday bars discrimination … More →


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Argentina: Archbishop Targeted by ‘Discrimination Police’ for Condemning Fornication

LifeSiteNews: The Catholic archbishop of the Argentinean city of La Plata is under investigation by the country’s “discrimination” police for condemning the modern acceptance of sexual promiscuity and “unnatural” unions, according to local media sources. Read the rest here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Bishop of Nashville Will Refuse Diploma to Students Who Opt Out of ‘Erotic’ Sex Ed Classes

Just last week there were eulogies in the Catholic media for the oldest bishop of the U.S., Peter Gerety of Newark, NJ, who died at 104. He was the bishop who threatened our good friend, the late Father Paul Wickens, with censures, if he did not use the scandalous diocesan sex ed program in his parish school. Father Wickens was forced to leave his parish and … More →

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80 Prominent Catholics (Including Cardinals and Bishops) Issue Declaration in Support of Church Teaching on Marriage

Rorate Caeli: A Declaration of Fidelity to the Church’s Unchangeable Teaching on Marriage and to Her Uninterrupted Discipline was disclosed today by a group of 78 [80] Catholic personalities, including cardinals, bishops, priests, eminent scholars, leaders of pro-family and pro-life organizations and influential figures of civil society. The statement was disclosed by the association Supplica Filiale [Filial Appeal], the same organization that collected, between the two … More →


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‘Catholic’ Providence College Celebrating ‘Diversity’ and ‘That’s the Law!’

Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine: On my way to work at Providence College, I pass by two notable murals painted on concrete retaining walls to edify motorists passing by. One of them is executed in the brightly colored style of a cartoon, with exaggerated circles and curlicues for eyes and hair and ears and noses. It cries out in big puffy letters, “Celebrate Diversity.” The other … More →

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